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New Sewing Table!

We women are guilty of it.  Making due with what we have, despite there being a better product that perfectly suits our need.  Hmmm.  Must be a genetic thing.

So, I’ve been sewing on pretty much any table which appears to be the correct height, both here at the office and at home.  I never gave it much thought.  Actually, I’ve always complained to my Mom that I cannot sit and sew for more than say an hour at a time, because I get this burning pain across the back of my shoulders.  I have often asked her how she can sit and sew ALL DAY?!  WTH!  Why can’t I?

Imagine, you’re a quilt pattern designer by trade.  I mean, seriously, my livelihood depends upon me sewing up new designs.  Duh!  How can I not enjoy sitting for lovely long periods of time . . . just me, my fabric, my sewing machine and my oh-so-very anticipated new design in process?????  Yes, I know what you’re thinking and it puzzled me too.

I wasn’t looking for an answer to my “burning shoulder/short sewing stint” dilemma, but keep your eyes open, I say, and you’ll see something new.  So one day while at my Mom’s (who is the owner of the most fabulous quilt shop in all of Iowa – Merry’s Stitchins) she asked if I would assemble her new sewing table for her.  Yes of course I will, if she’ll snuggle on Lewie while I’m busy.  She was already snuggling on him, just as she is seen here after a bath:

ImageHe is just too cute for words folks!  But, on with the story.  So, I get her table all put together and my oh my is it nice and large with an insert for your machine.  Plus is has a clear insert that cradles your machine, so that when it’s set properly, sits flush with the table and machine.  Thus, you have one large level sewing/maneuvering area.  Holy crap!  How snazzy is that?  I said “I could really use one of these.”  Because as I said, I had been making due and using any table to sew upon and my total sewing surface was the little 4″ x 6″ piece that snapped onto my machine.  What was I thinking??!!

Well, a couple weeks later, the quilting fairy delivers a new large sewing table and insert right to my door!  I must be a good girl.  HA!

So – my hubby Chad helped me adjust the height of the insert this morning so I could work on the applique of one of the new designs for the book. . . . and TAH DAH!  Here is my new sewing table!

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Look how the entire project is level!  OMG!  How will I act?  Giddy, that’s how!

ImageAnd here it is from another angle – you can see what a huge field of work space it is!  Yowza!  So cool, so awesome and so mine!

I forgot to mention it is height adjustable, so I can just crank it up or down.  Crank it up for a nice cutting table, or lower it to sew.  What a deal.

Here’s the table info, in case you’re interested in upgrading your sewing table.  The company is Kangaroo Kabinets/Arrow Sewing Cabinets.  This table is the:

Tasmanian Height Adjustable Table

Tasmanian Height Adjustable Table

And here is the web page which it can be found upon.  http://www.kangarookabinets.com/gallery/photo/8/

I know that these tables are only available thru a shop, as they are just too huge and expensive to ship to homes.  I only know of one quilt shop that sells them . . . . my Mom’s shop here in Iowa carries them.  So, if you will be in the area of Jesup, IA you can snatch one up at “Merry’s Stitchins.”  Or call their shop:  319-827-6703.  I’m sure you could contact the company to find a dealer near you if a trip to Jesup, IA is just a bit out of the way.  HA.

So, that’s my new tool folks!  I love it already.  My skill level has bumped up a couple notches simply by default.  Hmmm.  What am I capable of now, I ask myself?

Thanks for peeking in on me.  ~Julie

7 thoughts on “New Sewing Table!

  1. Wow! I could really use a table with all that space. I can TOTALLY relate to the burning shoulder experiences. My husband says that it’s because my sewing machine is to high. I have it sitting on top of an existing cabinet that is not made for that type of machine. I would love to have a work table that could be flush with the sewing machine table.

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  2. Neat table! Being able to change the height should get rid of that Burning Shoulders problem. Love the little project you have on the machine! 🙂

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  3. We are having a terrible time attaching the crossbeam piece. Have been on the phone all morning with Arrow…..any insights?

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    1. Yikes Donna. It’s been awhile since we put mine together. I dont recall any problems with it, sorry that I can’t be of help. I remember more issues with getting the sewing machine drop part just right.

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